Meet My Friend: Helen

Name: Helen Wakely

Age: 49 (but is 12 at heart)

From: Haddington, East Lothian in Scotland 

Occupation: Lady of Leisure, but other than that she works two days a week at the Scottish Seabird Centre. She shows tourists around and also finds birds on the web camera to show them.  

Years at Vindolanda: since 2003

Other Digs: Roman Maryport with Time Team and an 18th century Pineapple house in Haddington

General Likes: reading, wildlife and chocolate

Favourite Memory from Vindolanda: Helen’s favourite memory was when she found a tiny terra cotta lamp that was almost intact. It was museum quality and might have been a small votive. This was found while digging in the stone fort northwest ramparts. 

Helen digging at Vindolanda 2013

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